By Supervisor Todd Spitzer
Probation Department Administrative and Fiscal Division Director Michelle Aguirre has been selected to become Orange County’s Budget Director, effective Friday, July 26, 2013. As County Budget Director, Aguirre will work with County agencies and departments and the County Executive Office to manage OC’s budget and financial planning processes under the direction of the Board of Supervisors.
“Michelle Aguirre brings a wealth of experience to the position and will serve Orange County well as our Budget Director, ” Supervisor Todd Spitzer said. “Under her leadership, the County documented, for the first time, the more than $10.9 million shortfall that resulted from the state-mandated prison realignment scheme under AB 109.”
Aguirre has worked for the County of Orange for 24 years, including serving 13 years with the County Budget Office. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree and her Master of Public Administration from California State University, Fullerton. Aguirre succeeds former County Budget Director Frank Kim, who was promoted to County Chief Financial Officer after the retirement of Bob Franz.
“I am excited to welcome Michelle back to the County Executive Office,” CFO Frank Kim said. “I am confident in her ability to manage the County’s budget throught the challenges we will face in the coming years.”